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How to make Goo, Slime Recipe (Easy) Craft for Kids

Updated on January 16, 2017
The finished product
The finished product

There are a lot of recipes out there for flubber, goo, slime or whatever you may choose to call this substance, but this is my favorite. It is simple, quick and fun to do. It does involve borax so make sure you are not making it with a young child who may want to taste it. I made this with my kids the other night and they loved it, so I thought I would share it here with you.

You will need:

1/3 cup water

3 Tablespoons of borax (laundry booster)

2 cups of water

2 cups of white school glue

Food Coloring

Add 1/3 cup water to a bowl then add the borax and stir until dissolved. Next add the food coloring (2 to 3 squirts) and set aside. In another bowl add 2 cups of water and the 2 cups of school glue and stir until thoroughly mixed. Add the borax mix to the glue mix. Next you will knead with your hands for approximately 5 minutes or until the water is completely absorbed. You will be able to tell when it is the right consistency.

Now have fun. Shape it, mold it, squish it, stretch it and it will always go back to it's original form. It should be stored in a sealed container or ziploc bag in the refrigerator and should last for at least a couple of weeks. My kids are still having fun with the batch they made.


Mary with her mixture
Mary with her mixture
Zacc with a flubber beard
Zacc with a flubber beard


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    • Angel Van Atta profile image

      Angel Van Atta 3 years ago from Delhi, California

      I cannot wait to make this with my children! Thank you for sharing!

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      bob 5 years ago

      oh yea

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      This brings back such good memories! I remember making this as a kid. It's SO MUCH FUN to play with!!

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      Sunshyne1975 6 years ago from California, US

      Bellartdesigns- Thank you so much for reading and I hope you and your children have lots of fun today, let me know how it turns out.

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      Sunshyne1975 6 years ago from California, US

      Tams R- Yes they do love it, but it took me a week of promising that we would do it to actually find the time to do it. lol. My one son decided to make cornstarch clay and two of my other children wanted to make flubber. So while I was making that with them I was also "supervising" my husband as he made dinner. Thanks for reading I reading my hubs, I really appreciate it!

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      Sunshyne1975 6 years ago from California, US

      Alocsin- Thank you so much. I really appreciate it.

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      bellartdesigns 6 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      My children are making this today – no school today so they need something to entertain them, besides me. Thanks for sharing. I had completely forgotten about flubber - the big hit after the movie "Flubber" starring Robin Williams. If I were a "good" mom, I would rent the movie for the children while playing scientist in the kitchen! Thanks for sharing - voted up, awesome, and everything.

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      Tams R 6 years ago from Missouri

      For such a simple thing to do, it's just fun and children love it!

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      alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I didn't even know that this is what these were called. Voting this Up and Useful.